Portuguese-speaking countries discuss air safety in Maputo
Mozambican Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication, Manuela Rebelo, said yesterday that members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) needed to “boost” air transport.
“The CPLP countries are calling for actions to boost the development of air transport, both in air navigation services and in the clearance of passengers, cargo and mail,” Rebelo told the opening meeting of the Community of Lusophone Civil Aviation Authorities in Maputo.
Rebelo said safety should be the priority in strategies for the development of air transport, which was a challenge that would require greater cooperation among members of the community.
“The safety and comfort of passengers should be the main objective of regulation in this sector,” he said, reiterating the need for community members to join forces in “establishing coordination mechanisms”.
The expansion and modernization of airport infrastructure and actions to strengthen the regulatory body had been at the centre of the Mozambican government’s strategies, he said.
President of the National Civil Aviation Institute João Abreu said he supported the development of the sector with quality infrastructure and communication services, in a good business environment and with competitive prices.
“The National Institute of Civil Aviation and the National Institute of Communications of Mozambique have potential for collaboration that is yet to be explored,” he noted, mentioning by way of example the development of a National Cybersecurity Strategy already under way.Source: Lusa